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GTG Tokyo (The Eric Version)

TokyoSkier
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Joined: December 1st, 2011, 1:08 pm

May 19th, 2012, 12:10 am #1

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E


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zameenzahari
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Joined: March 24th, 2010, 3:49 am

May 19th, 2012, 1:54 am #2

For one's second GTG!!

TFS Eric



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H2Finally
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Joined: January 11th, 2010, 9:41 am

May 19th, 2012, 2:25 am #3

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Thanks for sharing Eric!
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sdumperth
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Joined: April 13th, 2011, 11:43 am

May 19th, 2012, 2:30 am #4

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Great collections, and great community!

TFS








May the force be with you........................Always!

Being "Individual" is SO expensive!

"Always remember, you can't buy class" -Dad

Always remember, you can’t buy class. -Dad
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cpoomchai
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Joined: September 8th, 2007, 9:19 am

May 19th, 2012, 3:10 am #5

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Enjoy reading your report & thnx for sharing! (nt)
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ERSanchez
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 5:46 pm

May 19th, 2012, 3:39 am #6

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Makes me feel like I'm looking at "back in the day Panerai's" back in the day!

But the plastic around the prototype would have been pretty frustrating.....I want to feel it in my hands.

Thanks for sharing!!



Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

"It's all about the patina, Baby!"

P U R A V I D A !




The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more ~ fortune cookie
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snoballz
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Joined: February 22nd, 2009, 1:02 am

May 19th, 2012, 3:39 am #7

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Instead of four deuces, looks like you double downed and got two blackjacks.

Looked like a great time.



-luke

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hugewhaleshark
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Joined: January 25th, 2007, 1:20 pm

May 19th, 2012, 5:44 am #8

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

Kidding - great report Eric! Thanks for posting!!!



"Aiyah Panerai, buay beh liao eh lah." / Singapore
hugewhaleshark = Yeu Huan = SGRisti
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TokyoSkier
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Joined: December 1st, 2011, 1:08 pm

May 19th, 2012, 5:51 am #9

He got the pic and I didn't wanna double post. It was...interesting to say the least.

People complain about having a seconds hand on a PAM, I can only imagine what is thought about diamonds on a PAM!
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TokyoSkier
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Joined: December 1st, 2011, 1:08 pm

May 19th, 2012, 5:55 am #10

Makes me feel like I'm looking at "back in the day Panerai's" back in the day!

But the plastic around the prototype would have been pretty frustrating.....I want to feel it in my hands.

Thanks for sharing!!



Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

"It's all about the patina, Baby!"

P U R A V I D A !




The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more ~ fortune cookie
I really should have brought a camera - I am such an idiot at times. Guess it comes with the job.

As for the prototype; the owner of that collection was very generous with everything - except that one. Wouldn't unwrap it and no one else held it. Great Risti brother though! Was quite the collection, indeed!

E
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ydsato
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Joined: September 11th, 2011, 5:50 am

May 19th, 2012, 6:27 am #11

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

great team work buddy!!

Thank for sharing and it was great seeing you.

Next month, your B day BBQ, mini GTG!!

Have a great weekend!

Dan
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Joined: January 23rd, 2011, 9:34 am

May 19th, 2012, 7:41 am #12

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

happy to see some rare model.....wish can feel it
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May 19th, 2012, 7:52 am #13

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

You captured those watches pretty well with the tools in hand.

So how many of Mr. 40's watches did you make off with???
Don't try to cover it up. I know who your accomplice is and he's easy to locate. Here's a composite sketch .....








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Jason
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May 19th, 2012, 7:53 am #14

Jason is that me or Fred Flinston? LOL
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May 19th, 2012, 8:00 am #15

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

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May 19th, 2012, 8:02 am #16

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

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May 19th, 2012, 9:11 am #17

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

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May 19th, 2012, 11:20 am #18

First, I have to apologize for the quality of my pics. I forgot my camera at home and had to resort to my iPad. What I lack in picture quality, I will try to make up for in witty subtitles.

Enjoy!

BTW, as my second GTG, it was great to meet some new faces and some amazing watches! I always love reading about the history of Panerai and am always grateful to Asi and the others for the wonderful posts especially at the Paneristi Officine forum here at P.com.

First here are some pieces from one TokyoRisti:



And here is a little "before" and "after" comparing the original with the modern take:



and some tukus shots



And the full Monty:



Never expected to see a PAM in Saran wrap - but there was a very good reason for this:



Evidently this is how they did it back in the day - not 100% sure but that is what I was told:



Then there was a real treat - a ROLEX!!!






Have read about them and seen the amazing prices they fetch - but to have been able to see one, take its pic, and hold it - what a feeling!! And the owner said he wore this to work on many an occasion and no one has any idea what it is or what it is worth. Thought that was interesting!

Evidently this is a prototype:



thus the need to keep it extra safe.



Of course Panerai is more than just watches! Here are the "usual suspects" as Dan called them:







And a pic of Dan taking a pic - sorry for the "fuz," let's say I was trying to be artsy.



Anyway, enough of people, back to the watches! And there were some intriguing similarities to be found! Hey, am I seeing double??



Yup! We got ourselves a 4 deuces! Wish I had four deuces my last time in Vegas!!!

On a side note, had to laugh when Dan mentioned that his 22 was also #22. And then when he checked his bag in at the door, he was given #22 as a check claim number. Dan and 22 - sounds like the making of a Hollywood movie in there somewhere!

And another "before/after" for you:



Look at that!



Was standing there soaking in the atmosphere and two of the Ristis started spitting into the palm of their hands and then turning the back of their watches - was wondering WTH?! Then wallah!



And whatever you do, don't lose this!



Yep, put that back where it belongs!



Got a mini table shot or two to share:





Again?! What's with the 2s?! There were, in fact, three 22s that evening. Guess they are popular here in Japan.

And that's about it as I had to go home - gotta work this Saturday morn. But I had a wonderful time, met more gr8 m8s and got to see some amazing historical pieces, too! Missed out on the cold beer after, but there will always be another GTG!

And, of course, a shout out to Nozawa-san and the Ginza boutique for organizing this wonderful event! Look forward to the next time!

Thanks for reading,

E

hope others can add their thoughts as well.

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May 19th, 2012, 11:32 am #19

Dan's Post has some better pics, Eric. Please see below. :-)
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May 19th, 2012, 1:55 pm #20

nothing wrong with your photos eric..thanks for sharing!

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